The mission of the Texas Public Education System is to ensure that all Texas children have access to a quality education that enables them to achieve their potential and fully participate now and in the future in the social, economic and educational opportunities of our state and nation.
The mission is grounded on the conviction that a successful public education system is directly related to a strong, dedicated, and supportive family and that parental involvement in school is essential for the maximum educational achievement of a child.
In an effort to support its commitment to producing career-ready students, the Texas Legislature made substantial changes to the state's curriculum and graduation requirements, assessment program, and accountability system by enacting House Bill 5 (HB 5) in 2013. HB 5 restructured the state's graduation requirements, moving from the "4x4" graduation plan to a 22-credit Foundation High School Program that allows students to earn endorsements in specific areas of study by completing four additional credits. The endorsements include STEM; business & industry; public service; arts & humanities; and multidisciplinary studies.
Many schools in the Greater San Marcos region participate in the "Academy System" preparing students for careers through elective and curriculum focus on areas of students' interest.